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FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012

Announcer Dick Haugen Stricken 10 

Corey Symons of IdahoSports.com announced 20 hours ago on Dick Haugen's Facebook page that Dick has been stricken with a heart attack. Here's Corey's post: "Richard Haugen our broadcaster is in ICU. Had chest pains so we called 911. Had a heart attack with 100%…

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Should New York Marathon Go On? 

Update: Bloomberg cancels New York Marathon/Wall Street Journal Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the New York City Marathon will go on despite storm-related objections. He says New York has to show that "we are here and we are going to recover." Bloomberg says the marathon will…

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SRBlogs: Kindle My Feelings For Apple 

"You want to know the problem with Apple products?" offers Dan Webster/Dually Noted. "They tend to spoil you for anything else. I'm typing this on a MacBook Air, my second on (the first was stolen), and it is not only by far the best laptop…

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Here's Looking At You, Kid

Bob Pedersen, organizer of the old Rally Right group, was at the Kootenai County Courthouse today, taking photos of Duane Rasmussen taking photos of the United Conservatives of North Idaho protesters for Huckleberries Online. Former sheriff's candidate John Green was among the protesters. The group…

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Adams: WSU Right To Bench Wilson 

MikeLeach doesn’t sugarcoat anything when asked about his football team. Just ask star wide receiver Marquess Wilson. Since spring camp, Leach has publicly labeled the second-team all-Pac-12 selection soft, inconsistent and unfocused. Leach finally slammed his team’s leading receiver on the bench in Saturday’s 24-17…

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Nice Fall Day For A Protest 

The trees changing color in downtown Coeur d'Alene provide a nice backdrop for this protest by members of United Conservatives of North Idaho against proposed changes to Kootenai County government and the Unified Land Use Building Code. Former GOP sheriff's candidate John Green is the…

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Democrat Outraises Rep. Barbieri 

In one race in one North Idaho legislative district, a Democrat is leading a Republican incumbent in fund-raising. Cheryl Stransky has raised $10867 to state Rep. Vito Barbieri's $9655 in the race for House District 2A seat. In the latest filing period, Stransky raised $1520,…

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Protesting Proposed County Change 

Roger Benoit, Kootenai County Republican Central Committeeman from Precinct 1 (w/cap) and Melanie Vanderfeer, Precinct 3 committeeman, protest at Kootenai County Courthouse this morning. The pair & about 25 others were protested proposed changes to Kootenai County government and the Unified Land Use Code. Later,…

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Laptops: Not Exactly A Buyout Clause 

It turns out that the “buyout” clause in the $182 million laptop contract is not what the State Department of Education originally described - a cost that “is only paid if the contract is severed for some reason” and “may or may not be paid.”…

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Morse Raises $31K For Hart Seat 

Republican Ed Morse has raised almost $31,000 in his quest to replace beleaguered state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, as the House District 2B representative. In the latest finance reporting period, Morse's disclosure statement shows he raised anothe $4025 to bring his overall total to $30,695.…

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What Will Become Of 'Star Wars'? 13 

Will we soon be seeing Mickey Mouse and Bambi square off against the dark side of the Force with lightsabers? In reality, Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm may be a good thing for the Star Wars franchise. Disney has shown with its Marvel Entertainment and Pixar…

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Cutline Contest -- 11.2.12 

Participants of the Zombie Parade pose during the parade in Nice, southern France, earlier today. The Zombie Parade takes place during the Nice 'festival of fantasy films'. You write the cutline. (AP Photo / Lionel Cironneau)

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 11.2.12 

12:04 a.m. Someone suffered injury in fall in 3000 block of 5th/CdA. 11:48 a.m. Citizen dispute reported at Activated Business Services, 202 E. Anton/CdA. 11:41 a.m. Female is confused after suffering fall in front of Idaho Youth Ranch, 845 4th/CdA. 11:35 a.m. Someone @ 17th…

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Thom Making Do In New York City 12 

Thom George, a former Kootenai County Democratic Party chairman, has moved to New York City -- and is trying to cope with Hurricane Sandy. His Facebook report re: conditions is published here with his permission: "Another evening finds me trudging north in search of electricity…

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CdA Police Treat Young Tricksters 

Coeur d'Alene police Sgt. Christie Wood and other officers enjoy handing out candy to children on Halloween afternoon in downtown Coeur d'Alene Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Coeur d'Alene Police Department Facebook page) Question: Did you hand out all your candy this year?

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Idaho GOP Bankrolls Nevada Flyers 

By all accounts, Gov. Mitt Romney can count on Idaho’s electoral votes next Tuesday. But the state is helping the Republican presidential candidate in other ways. The Idaho Republican Party is paying for Romney campaign mailers in Nevada. The party is part of a joint…

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Redheads Face Skin Cancer Risk 

Redheads may be more likely to develop skins cancers, says a new study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital. It has long been suggested that fair skinned and ginger haired people should avoid too much sun light, but now lead researcher Dr. David E. Fisher…

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Bloomberg Backs Obama, Luna Laws 

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s endorsement of President Obama is prompting many to analyze the billionaire’s move. Is this a sign that business isn’t as anti-Obama as it seems? (Bloomberg is, after all, a highly successful entrepreneur—and business bible The Economist endorsed the president…

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Poll: Govt Change Won't Get 40%

Thursday Poll: A solid majority of Hucks Nation sez the proposed county government change on Tuesday's general election ballot won't attract 40% of the vote. In fact, 34 of 97 respondents (35.05%) say the measure will attract less than 30% of the vote, while 27…

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AM: Ready For Playoff Prep Football?

Coeur d'Alene High runningback/safety Reece Mahaffy shares a laugh during practice on Monday. On SportsLink, Greg Lee looks at the chances of Coeur d'Alene and Lake City as they prepare for postseason play here. And you can find his feature this week on two-way Vik…

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Huckleberries Hears ... 19 

... That there may be a protest against proposed county government change and the Unified Land Use Code from 10 to noon today at the Kootenai County Courthouse. Flyers for the protest were circulated at a meeting of the United Conservatives of North Idaho at…

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End Notes: Pre-Surgery Prayers 

Chaplains are often asked by patients in hospitals to pray with them right before surgery. During this chaplaincy internship during my sabbatical from the newspaper, it has been great to learn prayers from other faith traditions. Some I'm learning from other chaplains, but most from…

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Betsy's Overview Of Reform Fight

Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise posts: I was contacted in April by State Legislatures Magazine, which is published by the National Conference of State Legislatures, about writing a piece about Idaho's school-reform fight for their fall issue, a big-picture piece looking at how the reforms came…

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Ex-RR Leaders Reject Govt Change 16 

An organization promoting the alternative form of county government on next week's ballot is making unrealistic promises, according to a group of elected officials and community activists. A letter signed by the group, comprised of former Reagan Republican leaders, accuses Streamline Kootenai of spreading misinformation…

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Trib: Cheers For Judge Wetherell 

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, opinionator Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune offers "cheers ... to Fourth District Judge Mike Wetherell of Boise. Wetherell's ruling Monday compelled Education Voters of Idaho to cough up where it got $641,000 to promote the Luna laws.…

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.





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